7372 Marine Road Edwardsville, IL 62025
Horizon Hope Counseling
Horizon Hope Counseling, Inc. is a non-profit agency that is offering individual, family, and couple's counseling at St. John's. Amy Morby, MSW, LCSW is available to help with any counseling services needed. She can be contacted at 578.1900 to set up an appointment. If you or a family member or friend are in need of counseling services, please call. For more information on Horizon Hope Counseling, visit http://www.horizonhope.org/. We welcome your thoughts and questions, and we are excited to begin the shared ministry with St. John’s United Methodist Church. We look forward to working with you.
Psychotherapy (or, as it is sometimes called, counseling or talk therapy) is a relationship process focused on helping a person who seeks out a counselor to assist them in seeking relief from a painful situation like a death, divorce, relationship struggle, anxiety, or depression. A counselor will work with an individual, couple, family or group to help make a positive change in their life.
Psychotherapy is both science and art. It is an opportunity for an individual, couple, or family to talk about what is happening in the present. The therapist joins them in this process and facilitates new ways of understanding and relating with self, others and God. In talking together we can learn new ways that in turn can lead us to deeper self understanding and better relationships with others and the world around us. The focus of the change is on is on the healing or growth desired by those receiving the counseling. A goal is to help people to recognize and accept their own internal worth. This process enables people to express themselves in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. We value the connection of a counseling office and the ministry of the local church. Having a safe environment will allow the person to identify, sort-out, and clarify their "stories", and identify more helpful patterns of behavior or relationships.